At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Nachness was a member of the Israeli soccer team that reached the quarterfinals and finished fifth. He appeared as a substitute in one of Israel's three preliminary games, a 2-2 draw against Mexico. Israel also played against Guatemala in a 0-0 draw and against France in a 1-1 draw; they finished second in the group to France with 3 points and advanced to the quarterfinals. Nachness then played as a substitute in the quarterfinal match against Brazil, who defeated Israel 4-1.
Nachness was a member of the Israeli National team in the 1970s.
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